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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Young Women's Leadership School of Queens is a public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 549 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Young Women's Leadership School of Queens Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
79 responses
Average ACT
23
7 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$68,792
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,557
National
$949
Median Home Value
$432,098
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Club Events
    22%
  • School parties/dances
    17%
  • Multi-cultural
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Leaving the school
    12%
  • Performances
    10%
  • Concerts
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
549
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.6%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Young Women's Leadership School of Queens Reviews

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The Young Women's Leadership School of Queens was a prominent experience of mine that embraced the need to prosper as young women in the real world. The College Bound Initiative program taught me the importance of pushing yourself beyond the limits to achieve the very best. What I enjoyed the most about my experience was the environment that teachers fostered within the classes that promoted that supportive student-to-teacher interaction. In addition, my college counselor was extremely encouraging and considerate and gave useful advice towards the college process. She emphasized the need for fostering great networking branching skills outside of school to build character and essential skills such as communication and leadership.
What I hope to change about The Young Women's Leadership School is the resource capability. Although very small, I wish to instill more clubs and activities of all areas and in addition, implement a wider variety of AP courses for all.
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As a student who will be entering her 7th year at this school, I have to say that I couldn't have asked it to have been at any other school. I appreciate the students and the teachers I met here. It's a very enriching and prospering environment here at TYWLS of Queens. Every year it is improving and developing to better accumulate and meet the needs of its students.
I believe I've matured these past seven years and I think it's partially due to the support system available here. Although the school is small it does, however, allow the student to be a part of a close-knit sisterhood. I believe that every student who is admitted into this school can have a positive experience if they let their mind be open to taking advantage of the multitude of things available here.
At the end of the day, it depends on the student on how their school is portrayed. If you aren't pleased with your school, it is up to you to voice your opinion, demand, and take action to bring the appropriate changes.
I'm going to be honest. I was a little skeptical about my school at first, after reading the online reviews. However, I can truly say that this is the best public school I've been to out of all the others I've attended. Personally, this school environment makes me feel very safe and confident in myself. Furthermore, the teachers truly care about their students' education, and our principal sincerely wants the best for her students. I'm so glad that I chose to attend this school, and if I were to start this year over - as a transfer student in the 10th grade - I wouldn't change a thing.